New Braves R.A. Dickey and Brandon Phillips have an Olympic connection to Atlanta
When SunTrust Park officially opens in April,
Dickey will now have to share that distinction with the recently-acquired
Phillips was just a teenager at the time, and the job clearly stuck with him. While participating in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, he tweeted out a picture taken with one of Team USA's batboys and reminisced about his own experience.
"That's one of the things about me that nobody knows, but it comes out every once in a while," said Phillips, who was traded by the Reds to the Braves on Sunday.
Dickey didn't remember Phillips from the time they spent together during the 1996 Games, but he appreciated learning this tidbit earlier this week.
Phillips was raised in suburban Atlanta's Stone Mountain and attended Redan High School before being drafted by the Expos in the second round of the 1999 Draft. Three years later, he, Cliff Lee,